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Cities, climate change and urban flooding

Addressing the mounting dangers that cities face today also requires citizen-led action plans to assist the mitigation efforts at the municipal and govt level

Delhi floods

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Amit KapoorBibek Debroy
Urbanisation is not only a desired goal but an inevitable outcome. However, this process is not unilateral but intrinsically tied to evolving global contexts — wars, climate change, epidemics and pandemics. As urban areas expand in size and volume, the link with these factors, especially climate change, becomes more complex and intense, putting municipal administration to the test.
For instance, heavy rainfall translates into waterlogging, flooding the cities and bringing all administrative and essential services to a halt. Urban India is plagued by frequent occurrences of waterlogging, further leading to an urban flood, with torrential and unanticipated rains almost
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First Published: Jul 19 2023 | 10:29 PM IST

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